Thursday, 16 March 2017

We love STYLE AND THE BRIDE!


We've been following Marina Licht since we were getting married ourselves when she worked on the big national Wedding magazines, and we're super pleased to both introduce you to her blog, if you don't know about it already (why?) Style and the Bride and to say she'll be coming along to the show!

Marina Licht is the founder and Editor of the wedding blog Style & the Bride, which is all about stylish wedding ideas (she's already rocking the applique embroidery lace style even for a press shot!). 

Marina is passionate about the world of bridal and first got her love for weddings when she was a junior reporter on OK! magazine. She reported on the wedding of a certain A-list couple, Victoria and David Beckham, and from that moment, became obsessed with the world of bridal. The reason why she launched her website as she believed there was a big gap in the market for a fashionable wedding blog.



Marina had a chat with us and says she can't wait to visit A Most Curious Wedding Fair as she knows her followers are obsessed with anything fashion forward. 'I look forward to A Most Curious Wedding Fair every year as I know I will find some innovative bridal suppliers who are perfect for style savvy couples.'

WOO HOO!

Take a look at her bridal blog here on


MEET bridalNEXT 2017!



Established in 2012, bridalNEXT! is an initiative set up by Most Curious to support and promote fresh, fashion-led, new and innovative talent in the bridal industry. Not only launching them into the spotlight, we are also bringing them straight to the creative, stylish and cool loving brides and grooms.

bridalNEXT! will be taking place at the London 2017 show and is open to all wedding businesses launched since the 1 January 2014.

THE ROCK ‘N ROLL BRIDE AWARD!

To propel our bridalNEXT!ers firmly into the spotlight, there will be a special Rock ‘n Roll Bride Award, given for possessing big-time innovation and directional qualities, chosen by the candy hair coloured expressive wedding queen herself Kat Willams, founder of the internationally famous and respected Rock ‘n Roll Bride blog and magazine. She will chose a winner and a runner up in each category.

We are dedicated to keeping bridalNEXT! a platform for new graduates and those truly starting out in their creative careers, which means that eligible businesses must not have launched their wedding business before 2015.

And this year we have a whole extra room dedicated to the 28 bridalNEXTERs - wanna meet them?

BRIDAL WEAR



For your wedding instead of the traditional white dress, why not choose a white tuxedo! Anne-C├ęcile Tolian is a french designer graduated from Central St Martin’s. She is specialized in women’s made to meAsure tailoring and designs white suits for the most stylish, free spirited, modern brides. You can choose between different cuts of jackets and trousers and adjust details. Delivery time 2 months with one fitting. Prices between £800 and £1000.



FRANCIS BRIDAL

Francis Bridal offers simple, elegant boho wedding dresses for modern brides, designed so you feel comfortable and look awesome. We believe that your wedding day should be a natural representation of you and your everyday style in the most wonderful and elevated way. If you're the type of bride to be that never thought she would really dig this wedding dress shopping thing or you are totally over taffeta and corsets... come to the bridal lounge, we cant wait to meet you!




Dedicated to craftsmanship and cutting-edge design, Jane Bowler Bridal aims to provide innovative luxury garments and accessories for the contemporary bridal party. The debut JB Bridal collection offers a range of reversible garments which will transform the bride from day to night whilst also encouraging the bride to wear the item again after the big day is over. Custom-made contemporary accessories are also handcrafted to complement any colour scheme.




Debuting her first bridal collection Fiona has taken dressing for the big day to a new level of uncomplicated elegance. Her artisanal approach to classic shapes and construction creates a fresh femininity. With a long history in fashion design Fiona’s experience combines contemporary structural cuts with stylish simplicity.



ACCESSORIES


Grooms to be! Want to get some wood? We are Man Pins, pins for for men - hand made hard wood pins to be worn on your lapel, your kilt or anywhere you want to stick it. Showing two collections; our African Collection and newly launched Scottish Collection, and offering a bespoke groom and groomsmen service. There’s a Man Pin for every personality… come pick your wood lads! Made by Scottish designers Islay Spalding and Louise Forbes.


Howling Moon's handcrafted quartz crowns are a contradiction; Delicate, yet powerful. Earthly, yet celestial. Understated, yet intricate. They occupy that magick space between the natural world and the ethereal. Their maker, Ruth, draws on her background of floristry to gently entwine materials around each other to create her designs. She has a passion for all things ancient, taking inspiration from the myrtle head-dresses worn by our Grandmothers and updating this timeless look for the modern bride.


At Romeo & Joolz we design bespoke handmade pieces for your wedding day and honeymoon, something special and unique just for you. Collecting inspiration from bohemian love/romance with a strong accent of femininity. Our Bespoke service includes a design meeting, consultation on colours, fabrics, fittings where necessary and depending on the occasion for the piece and how it could be incorporated alongside your existing garments. We've created pieces for exclusive boutiques across London: Coco de mer / Koh Samuel. Special clientele: Courtney Love, Sharon Stone, Pete Tong, Woody Allen and costume designers.


FLORENCE AND DOT

Launching in Spring 2017 Florence & Dot is the latest label from bridal accessories designer Ann-Marie Faulkner. Offering a range of contemporary yet feminine jewellery, garters, belts and sashes, all Florence & Dot pieces are designed and produced in London using beautiful, luxurious materials, to create keepsakes you will want to wear again after the big day.



MEGAN SOPHIA

A totally new name on the scene, Megan is a textile embellisher adding her skills and expertise in experimentation with materials to veils, head pieces and wedding dresses.


CAKES

ISOBEL BAKES

I'm an East London-based baker specialising in wedding cakes. With a passion for design I pull inspiration from each couple's design ideas for their wedding day. Fresh or dried floral designs, from simple and elegant to elaborate displays to create a bespoke centrepiece. Sourcing vintage cake toppers and handcrafting my own, each cake has it's own unique style. Underneath are layers of delicious moist sponges, filled with buttercreams marbled with fruit curds and salted caramels. The flavour combinations are endless!



Based in East London, Fashion and Art graduate Fiona’s Cake Boutique specialises in designer cakes for all occasions from weddings to birthdays, christenings etc., creating bespoke cakes which are freshly made in a variety of indulgent flavours. Fiona will work with you every step of the way to create something that is reflective of you and the uniqueness of your event. Every cake is a one of a kind designed to make you want more which will inspire conversation.



FLORISTS

THE FLOWER ARRANGER

Here at The Flower Arranger, we are a different kind of florist. We don't stick to traditions or follow the same old trends - we prefer to do our own thing. We strive to produce beautiful and completely unique work for each and every client that walks through our studio doors. Vibrant colours and interesting textures play an integral role in each and every one of our designs. Ensuring that you receive the best possible quality of flowers and service.



THE FLORAL EVOLUTION

Floral Evolution creates wedding flowers for the bride looking for something a bit different from the norm. We specialise in offering a personal bespoke service for small intimate weddings, where detailed intricate designs will be delivered for your big day. From your first consultation to the day you say "I do", Floral Evolution will be there every step of the way.



BLOOM AND BURN



Working in a relaxed, natural style, Bloom and Burn will fill your wedding day with a beautiful selection of seasonal flowers and foliage. Every enquiry is given a complementary consultation and bespoke design that will work creatively within your budget. When it comes to wedding flowers, the possibilities are endless, together we can create the perfect look for your day.




Rowan Blossom specialises in wild and romantic floristry, bringing a flourish of the countryside to the city. Rowan Blossom source the finest seasonal flowers and foliage for their arrangements, seeking to use British grown produce wherever possible.

Leaving her career in fashion to follow her love for blossoms and blooms,  based in a Notting Hill studio all work is bespoke and commission based.


JEWELLERY

GOLD PARK

Gold Park is an ethical family business run by sisters, Annie & Susie. They are passionate about the provenance of their materials and so offer their contemporary jewellery range in Fairtrade, heirloom and recycled gold. Inspired by gemstones but made entirely of Fairtrade gold, their stunning multi-faceted rings can be worn as engagement or wedding bands. The perfect sustainable choice for a lifelong ring.



VIKI PEARCE



Viki Pearce creates tactile and unique jewellery pieces using traditional techniques that allow an immediacy of making. Working exclusively with Fairtrade and Recycled Silver and Gold, Viki will be exhibiting her wearable vessels and statement sculptural jewellery pieces in addition to a range of bespoke wedding bands and engagement rings.



SERVICES

THIS IS CLUCK


Welcome to Cluck. We're shaking things up with amazing one-of-a-kind hen events in and around London. We don’t do tacky. We created Cluck for cool women with great taste. Until now, if you wanted to get creative, you were on your own. Enter Cluck. We provide a full hen party planning service, from start to finish - you won’t find another hen website quite like ours (trust us, we’ve done our research). Get ready for the best party of your clucking life!



FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE

Flowers and Foliage prints serve as an everlasting representation of the wedding bouquet and hence make for the perfect wedding present! Each piece is truly unique to the couple and printed on a beautifully textured archival-grade paper. They can be commissioned to represent any combination of petals, stems and branches and their abstract feel complements both contemporary and traditional interior schemes.


MOTHER SHUCKERS

The Mother Shuckers is a mobile oyster bar, bringing Britain's best oysters to you. We are all about bringing a delicious, fresh & unique element to your special day. Let our team wow your guests with a selection of premium oysters, shucked on the spot and presented beautifully from our self contained bar. Country garden or banquet hall, big or small, we love them all. The Mother Shuckers will bring the wow-factor to your canape reception!



THE CAPSTON SECOND

The Capston Second is here to help if you want something a bit different, an unusual 'non-wedding' venue or a day which shuns tradition, if you're brimming with ideas; you dream it up and I, armed with my tool kit and black book of suppliers, make it happen! I make the process of planning your big day smooth, stress-free and most importantly of all fun, and I can be involved as much or as much or as little as you would like. 

Image by Matt Parry Photography

PHOTOGRAPHERS

JESSICA WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY

Hello! I’m Jess, a photographer, artist and wife making London my home. I specialise in artistic, contemporary wedding photography for couples who want their day documenting in a creative way. I love to capture the unique essence of a couple's relationship and through honest, simply composed images, communicate all the emotions felt on the day. For me, the best photography is collaborative, so if you have seen my work and it resonates with you, let’s start a conversation.



I’m Mary. I love animals. Ridiculous amounts. I come from a family of artists, musicians, writers and painters. I’m generally pretty obessed with nature, and I probably get more excited about dogs, forests, flowers and ferns more than anyone ever should. My dog, River, is my soulmate and I would bring her with me everywhere if I could. It has been my dream to travel the world with my camera, my dog, and my boyfriend, shooting many rolls of film and bringing people joy with my images. In June 2016 my partner Chris, River and I moved across the world from Perth, Australia, to England, and I now shoot around the globe, so I guess I’m kinda living that dream!

STATIONERY

PEGGY AND KATE

Peggy & Kate is a stationery design studio, founded in 2014 by Kate Cronk. I specialise in bespoke wedding stationery, illustration and calligraphy. The couples I work with constantly inspire me and I love to tell their stories through illustration! I create completely bespoke invitation suites, as well as having a select offering of customisable designs. The customisable service is very popular as it means that I am able to offer varying degrees of custImisation depending on budget.



TUPPENCE COLLECTIVE

Tuppence Collective are a British surface design studio from North London founded by Alicia & Rebecca. They design and hand paint original patterns inspired by beautiful botanicals and apply them across a range of wedding stationery items. Their series of wedding telegrams offer a fresh alternative to invitations and add a cool twist to a classic tradition. They have a variety of designs to choose from but if you’d like something truly special then commission a bespoke pattern for your celebration.



ROSE, PAPER, SCISSORS

Rose, Paper, Scissors is a creative wedding studio that is changing the way people celebrate love. It's run by Anna Wallis, who creates beautifully bespoke solutions for wedding stationery, photography and styling. By coordinating these 3 design areas she creates weddings that are beautifully harmonised, wonderfully unique and enjoyable to plan from start to finish. By getting to know Anna first as your designer, she will then be a friendly face when photographing your wedding day, making you feel completely at ease.





Here at Georgina Read Creative we believe that a successful invitation is one that leaves a lasting impression, enticing its recipient and unraveling the first chapter of a story that is set to unfold… Based in Dorset, the studio offers the design, craft and production of inspired ephemera and wedding stationery pieces. Inclined to make a statement with elements that are timeless and captivating, we work with clients as visions translate into tangible realities. Created specifically and especially for you…




The Most Awesome at Most Curious: The Photo Booth Guys



Most Curious is just round the corner and we just keep the amazing announcements coming: we're so thrilled to introduce you formally to The Photo Booth Guys, purveyors of fine fun ridiculousness at weddings. They've taken photo booths to a whole new level - we don't mean to brag, but they're rebels and revolutionaries and they've decided to sponsor lil' old us! We're honoured.


It's impossible to look at their photos and not want to party. Their photo booths are so easy to get your head round, ensuring fun for all the (drunken?) family, and their gif booth sends straight to your phone or email so you can connect with them immediately. Who doesn't love a boomerang?! They also do a hashtag printer if you've got a wedding hashtag going (we advise you do, by the way, it's such a good way of collating all your images!). They also offer photo strip designs, backdrops, and incredible props to choose from. But that's just the start of the party - they're so keen to make your day the best that it can be that they'll work with you and your team to make magic happen. We're such huge fans of what they do, and we can't wait for you guys to meet them, and love them as much as we do!

In between the panda heads, neon and confetti, we sat them down to ask them what they're all about, and how we can get on board. 

Why did you decide to set up your own business?
So we could stick it to the man! Nah just kidding (only a little bit true...) Apart from the creativity and freedom, we mostly just love to see people happy and enjoy good good times in the booth.


What's been the coolest/best moment of your career so far?
Having our booths as the life of the party...oh and showering people in confetti is pretty sweet too!

Who or what inspires you?
Giant panda heads, flamingos and Macgyver.

What words would you use to describe the trends for 2017?
Fresh, fun, colourful, bold.  We're really excited by the prospects of augmented and mixed reality – enhancing what we feel, see and hear, adding another layer of excitement, individuality and discovery to an wedding experience.  Social storytelling and live-streaming is booming now – giving us new ways to share the content created at weddings to tell different stories, and experience the day from different perspectives over and over again. Also allowing guests who can’t attend in person to be a part of the day in real time!



The Photo Booth Guys are over and out - until tomorrow, that is, when set up for the fair commences. We can't wait for you to see them in the flesh - we guarantee you'll adore them!


WHATS HAPPENING AND WHEN? This weekend at Most Curious Wedding Fair 2017 LONDON!


Here you go guys the running order of the days and who's doing what and where! We are excited!!


Tickets will be available on the door for Standard tickets - £8.50 advance online or £10 on the door

VIP tickets can only be bought online before you arrive as we need to make sure we have made up your special goody bag! Saturday VIP tickets are nearly completely sold out so get in quick if you want complimentary drinks, cakey goodness, reserved fashion show seating and a goody bag of treats to go with the chance to see 160 top exhibitors, fashion shows and live music.

We can't wait to see you all. GET CURIOUS! XXX



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Contemporary Hub For A Modern Wedding - SOUTH PLACE HOTEL


Brides want a fairytale wedding set in an ancient crumbling castle or decadent manor house, filled to the brim with abundant bouquets to rival giant funeral tributes right? Yeh? No? If this image of a wedding makes you want to dry heave, and your idea of the perfect venue is more luxury modern, us ladies at Most Curious HQ might just have answered your prayers in the form of East Central London's SOUTH PLACE HOTEL.


Think steel grays, colour pops, herringbone wood flooring and vast windows with iconic views of London. Statement lighting, clean lines, innovative energy saving technologies, stand alone bathtubs with polished chrome and eclectic prints adorning the walls in minimal frames. With open plan space, open terraces featuring heated parasols, and even a warm welcome for man's best friend; South Place Hotel is a luxe home from home.


With their in-house Wedding Planner, Amy Frank, to make sure everything goes according to plan and your pick of six events spaces (all of them if you wish!); South Place Hotel might just be the all-inclusive, fuss-free, contemporary wedding hub for your thoroughly modern day. With a selection of rooms, in their signature style, to suit a variety of higher end budgets; your whole wedding party may even want to move in for the weekend and enjoy the complex's gym, spa and much more.

Angler is the dazzling Michelin-starred restaurant, a favourite of gastronomes and romantics.  Led by Executive Chef, Gary Foulkes, it has seafood at it's heart and the ever-changing menu features only seasonal and carefully sourced produce.

The Angler Terrace is an extension of their Michelin-starred seafood restaurant and is also available to hire.  In Winter the heated terrace is a cosy outside space and in Summer it is transformed into a little piece of Provence.


Their 'Purdey & Steed' rooms are licensed for both wedding and civil ceremonies, can be used for a variety of moments during the day, fitting up to 200 guests! Their other spaces, with various personalities from retro speakeasy to sleek tropicana, can also be hired for more intimate moments, or opened up together for larger receptions. On a very limited basis, their Michelin star restaurant 'Angler', complete with it's glittering mirrored ceiling, can be transformed into a seamless wedding breakfast-cum-party venue.


So if your idea of a fairytale setting is more concrete and chrome than gilt frames and stone, perhaps you should pay the events team a visit at our London fair, next weekend at the Old Truman Brewery. Quick on snapping up TICKETS, if you have yet to purchase yours. Only 4 more sleeps to go, and we are quickly selling out!


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Pick Up Your MATILDA DELVES PHOTOGRAPHY Zine at MOST CURIOUS


In case you need another reason to 1 - Love our amazing sponsor, MATILDA DELVES PHOTOGRAPHY and 2 - come to our super exciting fantastic wedding fair next weekend, check out these packages of lovely that will be up for grabs!

Matilda Delves, in collaboration with Beth Cook Design, has produced some incredible limited edition promotional zines to give away to you Most Curious guys and girls. Complete with to die for wedding photography inspiration, by the woman herself, and some pretty divine gold foil lettering.



Explore select shots from this glorious lenswoman's portfolio, complete with adorable quotes from her gorgeously portrayed and happily married couples. Read about her inspiration and drive, and ogle at the perfect graphic layout. You know we will.



We cannot wait to welcome Matilda to our fair to showcase her emotive and very stylish photographs. Matilda captures the joyous spectrum of human emotion like none other, and her commitment to capturing fleeting memories forever is evident in her raw yet artfully composed style. With the playfulness of disposable camera photography but the professional eye for the exact moment to push the button, we could fangirl about this prolific woman's work all day long.



Image by MATILDA DELVES PHOTOGRAPHY for our #JugglistMassive piece featured on LOVE MY DRESS

Be sure to pick up your TICKETS for our imminent fair if you haven't yet, as we are down to our last few and we don't want to miss you! There's an elegant Matilda Delves zine with your name on it waiting for you...